Tie Down Shelving is used to secure delicate instruments in mobile settings, such as ships, vans, trailers, aircraft, and containers.

Tie Down Shelving - Characteristics

Now you can tie down portable equipment in trucks, vans, trailers, ships, aircraft, carts — quickly, easily and securely. Vinyl padded
lightweight aluminum shelving has recessed channels for KEVLOK Tie Down Straps with quarter-turn end fittings. Straps adjust from 11″ to 60″.

  • Positive equipment tie-down
  • Easy to use
  • Rugged – meets MIL-S-901D requirements for Grade A, Class I equipment
  • Minimum maintenance
  • Smooth, unobtrusive shelf surface
  • Easily installed
  • Attenuates shock up to 90%
  • Usually eliminates need for instrument re-calibration after transport

Tie Down Shelving for use in trucks, vans, trailers, ships, aircraft and carts.


AGM’s standard strap assembly qualifies under both lightweight and medium weight shock applications per MIL-S-901D. Where applicable, a minimum of two straps are supplied with each shelf up to 24″ in length. One additional strap is supplied for each foot of shelving or increment thereof over 24″ in length. Straps adjust from 11″ to 60″. Standard strap color is gray. Additional straps may be ordered as part number CT1109. Custom assemblies are also available.

Use this link to see our Strap Drawing (opens as a PDF).

Straps for Tie Down Shelving

Tie Down Shelving - Options
KX1184 Monitor Mount
Tie Down Shelving - Monitor Mount - View of Mounted Monitor
Tie Down Shelving - Monitor Mount
  • Quick and easy mounting to Kevlok shelving, without the use of tools
  • Installs directly into Kevlok shelving track – no disassembly of the shelving is required
  • Standard VESA mount for both 75 x 75 mm and 100 x 100 mm monitor backs
  • Heavy gauge steel construction
  • Powder coat finish on steel base and brackets
  • Ball joint for monitor tilt and swivel adjust-ability
Tie Down Shelving - Monitor Mount - View of Ball Joint
Ball Joint
Tie Down Shelving - Monitor Mount - Back View of a Mounted Monitor
Back View of Mounted Monitor
Tie Down Shelving - Monitor Mount - Side View of a Mounted Monitor
Side View of Mounted Monitor

Writing Surfaces

Configuration “KW”

  • Same as KA configuration, PLUS writing surface and pull-out keyboard tray
  • 18″ deep writing surface
  • 12″ covers shelving
  • 6″ extends beyond front edge of shelf
  • Surface extends full length of shelf

Configuration “KWN”

  • Same as KA configuration, PLUS writing surface and pull-out keyboard tray
  • 13″ deep writing surface
  • 12″ covers shelving
  • 1″ extends beyond front edge of shelf
  • Powder coat finish on steel base and brackets
  • Surface extends full length of shelf

Pull-Out Keyboard Trays
  • Minimum length of 30″ required for pull-out trays
  • Single trays are centered under writing surface
  • Standard “KW” and “KWN” configurations: one keyboard tray is supplied for every 30″ of length
  • 1″ extends beyond front edge of shelf
  • Multiple trays are equally spaced along length of shelf
  • Custom positions of keyboard trays are available upon request
File Trays - KX1035
  • Hold paperwork neatly in place
  • Mount to the underside of upper shelving
Tie Down Shelving File Trays
  • Support books upright on shelving
  • Holding strap included
  • Fit in shelving recessed channels
Corner Units
  • Approximately 30″ deep writing surface at center
  • From inner corner, extends 23-1/2″ in each direction along shelves
  • Includes pull-out keyboard tray
  • 12″ covers shelving on each side
  • Due to spanning two installed shelves, assembly is done by customer

Tie Down Shelving Corner - View from Above
Corner unit from above 

Tie Down Shelving Corner - View from Below
Corner unit from below 

Tie Down Shelving Drawings

Standard Shelving Assemblies for Storage & Transport

Click on the links below to download AGM’s KevLok Tie Down Shelving Drawings (links open as a PDF). To determine the part number you need, please see the chart on the Order Information page.


Custom Shelving Assemblies for Workstations

In addition to our standard shelving assemblies, AGM can provide you with custom assemblies designed for workstations with writing surfaces and pullout keyboard trays. Click on the links below to view drawings (links open as a PDF) of some of the custom assemblies possible with KevLok Tie Down Shelving.

To determine the part number you need, please see the chart on the Order Information page.


Quick-Adjust Shelving

Quick-Adjust Tie Down Shelving is an exceptional solution to spaces that require frequent configuration changes based on the mission or equipment being stored.  It mounts to a bulkhead or other structure by means of the Quick-Adjust Shelving Bracket and ISO track (also called slot and hole tracks).

Click on the links below to view drawings (links open as a PDF) of the shelving assemblies, straps and ISO-track options available.

Shelving Assemblies

Strap Assemblies

Track Extrusions


To ensure the protection of vital equipment from damage due to rough seas, near-miss explosions, etc., the Navy is installing KevLok Tie Down Shelving in an increasing number of spaces.  The flexibility of the KevLok Tie Down Shelving makes it possible to quickly install all shapes and sizes of COTS equipment and just as quickly replace them as needed.  Since equipment is securely tied down, the shelving also provides an additional means of safety for onboard crew.


Partial List of U.S. Navy Ships with KevLok Shelving

USS Bunker Hill (CG 52)USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71)
USS Antietam (CG 54)USS Stennis (CVN 74)
USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55)USS Truman (CVN 75)
USS Lake Champlain (CG 57)USS Reagan (CVN 76)
USS Phillipine Sea (CG 58)USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78)
USS Princeton (CG 59)USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79)
USS Normandy (CG 60)USS Mahan (DDG 72)
USS Chancellorsville (CG 62)USS Churchill (DDG 81)
USS Cowpens (CG 63)USS Lassen (DDG 82)
USS Gettysburg (CG 64)USS Howard (DDG 83)
USS Cape St George (CG 71)USS Bulkeley (DDG 84)
USS Constellation (CV 64)USS Bulkeley (DDG 84)
USS Enterprise (CVN 65)USS Peleliu (LHA 5)
USS Nimitz (CVN 68)USS Kearsarge (LHD 3)
USS Eisenhower (CVN 69)USS Boxer (LHD 4)
USS Vinson (CVN 70)USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6)

"Hammer Test" Video

A Hammer Test simulates rough seas or “near miss” explosions.

AGMs KevLok tie down shelving passed the Lightweight High Impact Shock Test in August 1996 and in February 2002, KevLok shelving passed the Medium Weight High Impact Shock Test.

Since then, multiple AGM shelving part numbers have passed one or both weight of these tests in subsequent trials. Watch our Hammer Test video that shows clips of the testing at the facilities.


Yes. KevLok shelving has passed multiple MIL-S-901D shock tests. It is qualified to Shock Grade A, Test Category Medium Weight, Equipment Class I.

The shelving can be made in any length from 12″ to 144″ in increments of 1/100″. The depth of the shelf varies in 6″ increments. Standard shelves are up to 36″ deep. However, we have made a shelf for a tabletop application that was 66″ deep. To give an example, the KA24 is one of the most common base part numbers sold. It is 24″ deep and comes with all mounting hardware, metal endcaps, and strap assemblies. A KA24-6650 is a K24 shelf that is 66.50″ long.

Yes. the CT11009 strap is the strap that is normally provided with the shelves. They feature 1/4 turn fasteners on the ends which allow the strap to be quickly and easily connected to the shelf to restrain items to the shelf.

KevLok shelving has been shock qualified to handle loads up to 40 lbs/ft2.

The shelf weighs between 4.0 and 4.5 lbs/ft2. It varies slightly based on the number of straps and supports that are required.

No. The shelves are normally bare aluminum. However, we can conversion coat them or anodize them on special request.

Yes. The KW series of shelves does have an integrated writing surface along with a keyboard tray underneath the shelf. The KW series can be 18″ deep to 36″ deep, but the most common is the KW30 series. For all KW series the total shelf depth is 6″ more than the basic shelf depth because the writing surface extends past (overhangs) the shelf by 6″. The writing surface is a total of 18″ deep so it also extends back over the shelf by 12″. The KW series is available with a single keyboard tray in lengths of 30″ to 36″ and with two keyboard trays in lengths of 60″ and 72″. For longer lengths, multiples of the above are used.

Yes. We will do special features. You will need to submit a sketch (of what you would like) to our Engineering Department for approval prior to AGM accepting an order.

Yes. These shelves are ideal for any situation or location where structure movement puts equipment, and consequently people, at risk because it keeps the equipment in the position that is intended to be in. The straps restrain equipment and keep equipment and people safe.

No. We have recently developed the Quick-Adjust Tie Down Shelving Bracket which adapts the KevLok Shelving system to an ISO slot and hole track. This combination makes the shelves very simple to configure or re-configure once the trace is installed. No tools are required to adjust the shelving height on Quick-Adjust shelving.